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Contact: Jamie Wolfe, 315.568.0024
Women's Rights National Historical Park continues its second annual Winter Film Festival by showing the third episode of the documentary film The National Parks on Friday, January 4, and Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Episode Three of The National Parks: America's Best Idea, entitled "The Empire of Grandeur," spans the years 1915 - 1919. In this episode filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of Stephen Mather's and Horace Albright's efforts to persuade Congress to create the National Park Service. Mather oversees the creation of several national parks, including Grand Canyon National Park. The running time of this documentary film is 114 minutes.
Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates and preserves the sites associated with the First Women's Rights Convention, held in 1848 in Seneca Falls. "We are proud to be part of the National Park system, and we invite everyone to join us in enjoying Ken Burns' film about our national parks," said Superintendent Tammy Duchesne. "The Winter Film Festival is a fun way to learn about our national history," added Superintendent Duchesne.
All Winter Film Festival showings will occur at 12:00 Noon on Fridays and Saturdays at the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls. All film showings are free of charge. The Winter Film Festival films are intended for a general audience. Visitors are encouraged to call if they are interested in a particular showing as film lengths vary.
For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024. Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps)and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs.